Editor’s Note: The holidays are a special time, yet can be filled with stress and strain when caregiving. This post has been revised and updated for November 2016, in the hope that it will help you whether you are a caregiver, need a caregiver or care about one.
Thanksgiving can be a holiday filled with joy and fellowship. And it can also be a time of increased stress in caregiving for both the caregiver and carereceiver… but it doesn’t have to be.
Sometimes small changes in your plans can make the holiday better for everyone. This article is a collection of links to other articles in the Internet with ideas in how to make Thanksgiving better when giving care.
Here are some articles to guide you in having a happier more enjoyable Thanksgiving.
- Thanksgiving Stories – Coaxing Memories Out of the Fog of Dementia
- 50 Tips for a Successful Thanksgiving and Holiday Season
- The Caregiving Experience: An Alzheimer’s Thanksgiving
- 7 Thanksgiving Crafts for Seniors
These articles include prayers and ways to give thanks
- Thanksgiving Prayer for Caregivers
- 10 Ways to Say Thank You to a Caregiver on Thanksgiving
- Thanksgiving: Finding Gratitude in Caregiving
Do you know of a Thanksgiving idea for caregiving or a Thankgiving Caregiving Article? Please share in the comments!
Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!
Ina Gilmore MD
Global Purple Angel Dementia Ambassador
P.S. November is National Family Caregiver Month and Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Join us in honoring, supporting and helping care partners on the Caregiving Heroes Facebook Page.